Paul Ainsley (Performer) | Playbill

Paul Ainsley


Mr. Ainsley wasn't the first to sing the role of Herod — a decadent, mocking tyrant as written by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice. That honor went to Mike d'Abo, a former lead singer of Manfred Mann, who voiced the cameo role on the original album of the score, which preceded the first stage production by a year. When it was time to cast the Broadway staging, however, Mr. Ainsley got the part.

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  • Born: Apr 11, 1945 in Boston, MA
  • Death: Jan 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA

Roles (3)

Jesus Christ Superstar Playbill - Oct 1971 Jesus Christ Superstar
Opened October 12, 1971
  • as King Herod (Original)
  • as Leper (Original)
  • as Merchant (Original)

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